Monday, February 27, 2012

Orange Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Muffins - SRC Reveal

After taking a break in January, it's time for the Secret Recipe Club  to start back up!  This month's blog chosen for me was Food Babbles .  Kate is a sometimes stay-at-home mom who loves food, photography and writing.  She was featured on Bon Appetit's "What People are Cooking" Column!  So creative!  I chose her recipe for Lemon Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Muffins  and just swapped out the lemon with orange.  Orange and chocolate are great together - along with the cheesecake - delicious combination!

You will need:

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
2-1/2 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1-1/4 cup milk (I used buttermilk)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp. grated orange zest
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup orange marmalade

- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
- Beat together cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together egg milk, brown sugar, butter, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
- Spoon batter into muffin cups to 3/4 full. Top each portion with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture and 1 teaspoon jam.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove muffins and cool on rack. Store in airtight container.
 These muffins were very moist and have just the right amount of sweetness.



14 comments:

  1. Cheesecake MUFFINS? Yum! Imagine all the fun flavor combinations you could make.

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  2. Your muffins are GORGEOUS!!! I love the combination of orange and chocolate too. Great spin on this recipe!

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  3. Whoa. Cheesecake muffins?! Amazing! I love how these muffins look, too! I am definitely saving this recipe!

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  4. I love both lemon and orange with chocolate and with the cream cheese too, I'll bet either way they're delicious.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A' SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites and my Group 'D' entry: Health(ier) Peanut Brittle

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  5. Those are some incredibly good looking muffins! Loved the orange touch, it does go perfectly with chocolate....

    great to have the SRC back!

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  6. I love the combination of orange and chocolate. These mini cheesecakes look so delicious!

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  7. Oh yea, this looks like something I would love:@)

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  8. I had no idea muffins could look and sound that amazing.

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  9. I like your switch of lemon for orange. Orange and chocolate make a great combination. And I love muffins with cream cheese in them!

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  10. Either flavor would be delicious! I pinned these to try.

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  11. cheesecake muffins?!!? crazy. it reminds me of the pumpkin ones they have on the menu in the fall at starbucks.

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  12. These sound seriously delicious. I am new to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  13. Love your blog! Got here by chance, and still browsing several hour later.

    Is it homemade orange marmalade or from a jar?

    Muffins look scrumptious!

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